Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Transition

Field Position:

Offense, Defense, Midfield

Drill Style:

Game

Time Needed:

15 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:

Intermediate

 

Objective

To work individual play moving into team play.

Description of Drill-Execution

Players form two lines at the 50 yards line. One line of attackers and one line of defenders. Three defenders from these lines stand ready just outside the attack box. A line of midfielders stands just inside the midfield line. A goalie is optional for this game. Roll the ball for one player from the midfield line to scoop; then the player runs the 4v3 fast break. Remind the offense to get into a L formation as the fast break develops, the defense to form a triangle and both teams to watch the ball as they funnel toward goal.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Transition Offense and Defense
  2. Communication
  3. Ball Movement
  4. Number advantages/disadvantages

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

The first player in the attacking line scoops up the ball; and the first player in the defensive line delays, then chases. This may end in a 4v4 situation.

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